via andrewprokos.comWith Veterans Day tomorrow I decided to put together a post to honor those who have served, are serving and will serve in the future. For anyone who would like a brief history on Veterans Day please visit this link. I know that the WCG community has a considerable amount of past and present warriors and I'd like each of them to "stand up" and be recognized for their sacrifice and dedication. For me it is an honor to serve along side each and every one of you.
I don't only want our Armed Service members to be recognized, because a Serviceman is only as good as his or her support system. Support systems are generally thought of as Wives, Husbands, Mothers, Fathers and family members; while all these individulas are just as important as the war fighter themself others are out there support these members and rarely receive the appropriate recognition. Who am I speaking of? Well that would be you WCG community!!! Yes you, the blog warriors who steadfastly show up everyday to banter back and forth with eachother over all kinds of topics not just football. Now many of you may think that being a blog member how does that support the military member. Most of us are no where near where our favorite teams reside, the result of that is a lack of fans in your area. The best way to connect with fellow fans is the internet, I know for those deployed and stationed overseas it's a great moral booster to be able to take your mind off the task at hand and "escape" if only for a short moment. So please allow me to thank all you for your support of me and others over the years, and heres to many more years of fun!
I know that this post isn't really "football" related, but remember that our very own Solider Field is a tribute and the Bears organization I'm sure are very proud of each and every service member, and they themselves by playing there are saluting and supporting the troops everytime they take the field. And those fans in the stands, the best fanbase in all of sports, those Grabowski's are some of the most supportive and dedicated fan base ever, they love their Bears and they love their military.
So what are your plans for the Holiday? Do you have any family members who are serving or have served? Are you Serving or have served? Let's hear your stories!
If you would like to learn more about the Tomb of the Unknown Solider visit this Link.
Veterans Day Tribute Video.
So allow me to be the first to start off our traditional WCG MILITARY ROLL CALL!!!
I am a member of the United States Air Force and currently stationed at Keesler AFB MS, I have served for 13 years, 11 on Active Duty and 2 years as a member of the 122 FW- Fort Wayne Indiana Air National Guard. I come from a long line of family members who served, to include 1 Great Grandfather - German Army WWII was forced into the Army after the Nazi's took his factory because he refused to fly the Nazi flag; after the war came to America with wife and daughter. 2 Grand fathers- U.S. Army WWII- one was in the infantry and one was a tanker, both fought in the European Campaign. Father- U.S. Army for 5 years (stationed in Germany and Thiland during Viet Nam conflict) and Indiana Air National Guard 11 years. 3 Uncles- 1 Army- served 4 years(Japan and Korea), 2 were Indiana Air National Guard- retired after 30 Years of Service. Sister- U.S. Air Force 15 Years currently stationed in England. Wife- has served in the U.S. Air Force for 9 years. Well that is it for me and my family.
Remember to thank a Vet because Freedom isn't Free!